REV. GLEN H.
79, passed away peacefully at home in Delmont with his loving wife at his side. He was born December 20, 1933 in Hanoverton, Ohio, son of the late John and Alice Barnes Burrows. In addition to his parents, Glen was predeceased by a sister, Mary; and a brother, John Burrows. Surviving him are his wife of 52 years, Carol Birth Burrows; daughter, Jennifer Burrows Landefeld (Dan Barrett) of N. Huntingdon; and grandson, Gordon Landefeld of N. Huntingdon; brother, Clyde Burrows and his wife, Judy of Colorado; sisters, Dorothy Ketchum and her husband, Chuck of Lisbon, Ohio and Kathy Richter and her husband, Dave of Clearwater, Florida; sister-in-law, Doris Burrows of Minerva, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. After receiving his Bachelor's degree from The College of Wooster in 1955, Glen enlisted in the United States Army, where he attended The Army Language School in Monterrey, CA, graduating in December 1957. After being honorably discharged, he attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and was ordained at the Presbytery of Steubenville, Ohio in 1962. Glen was installed as Assistant Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Jeannette in 1962, later as Pastor for the First Presbyterian Church in Monessen in 1963, and subsequently for the Delmont Presbyterian Church in 1986. Over more than 50 years of ministry he served as Interim Pastor for vacant pulpits in the Redstone Presbytery and was Interim or Stated Supply for more than 40 churches in the presbytery. He was also very active in ecumenical endeavors in the communities he served. Glen received an MSW from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work in 1972. He worked for a number of years in family counseling, and was Director of the Partial Hospitalization program at the Mon Valley Health Center in Monessen, PA. His community involvements included Chairman of Minority Housing in 1965, Chaplain of the Service Unit for the Delmont Salvation Army, Past Chaplain of the Delmont Fire Department, member and Past President of the Delmont Lions, past member of the Christmas in Salem Crossroads committee. Glen was a talented carpenter and photographer. His interests also included pottery and watercolor painting. He was a great supporter of the arts, especially the Pittsburgh Symphony, local and Pittsburgh museums, Apple Hill Playhouse, where he served on the board, and the endeavors of WQED Pittsburgh. Glen was involved with, and a staunch supporter of, civil rights and equal rights for women. By the family's request, there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. A luncheon at 1:30 p.m. will precede the Memorial Service to be held at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Glen's family requests any memorial remembrances be directed to the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Scholarship Fund, 616 North Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. 412-362-5610. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the BASH - NIED FUNERAL HOME, Delmont, PA, 724-468-8381.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Dec. 4, 2013